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Hello and welcome to just answer. I value your input to my questions so I may help you better. Is this noise coming from the starter area? Have you tried using a stethoscope to isolate the noise?
NP we don't need to .Ok you can use a long thin screw driver or piece of small diameter tube or hose to put on starter to see if that's where it's coming from. If that' is where it is coming from remove the starter to check the teeth on both the drive on the starter and the ring gear it matches up to.make sure the starter drive goes out and back smoothly and responsive. check to make sure the bevel on the ring gear is facing towards the starter. Get back to me with your findings tomorrow It's getting late where I am.
Also look carefully all around the bell housing to make sure it is flush to the block and sitting proper.
just checking to see how your doing and if you need further help.